UK weather: Temperatures drop as ‘Atlantic influence’ hits UK
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Those hoping for a hot bank holiday may be disappointed this weekend, with the Met Office forecasting a “rather cold” weekend with scattered showers on Saturday and Sunday. The online Met Office forecast also predicts “further night frosts for many”.
WXCHARTS maximum temperature maps also suggest the weather is not expected to be very warm on Saturday.
Highs of 11C are forecast for parts of eastern and southern England on Saturday afternoon.
Elsewhere in England, maximum temperatures between 9 and 10C are forecast.
In Scotland, maximum temperatures are predicted to range between 6 and 8C, while in Wales highs of 9C could be possible.
Northern Ireland could see highs of 10 or 11C on Saturday.
After a colder weekend, the weather is expected to shift from Monday, with “more unsettled” weather expected in the UK.
Nicola Maxey, Met Office spokesperson, told Express.co.uk: “We have got some colder weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, but things start to change on Monday.
“With a low-pressure system crossing the country, which will mean the weather becomes much more unsettled, wet and windy at times and temperatures for Monday continue to be colder than normal.
“As we go through next week, it looks like colder than normal for most.”
Later on in May, it looks like some warmer temperatures in the mid-teens could arrive.
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Nicola Maxey added: “By the time we get into the second week of May, it looks like temperatures may be returning to around normal for the time of year.”
The average daytime temperature for May in England is 16C, and 15C for the UK as a whole.
Then towards the end of May, the temperature could also be “around average for the time of year”, according to the Met Office long-range forecast.
However due to the variability of Spring weather, “confidence is very low” in the weather outlook for this period.
The Met Office outlook for Thursday, May 13 to Thursday, May 27, reads: “Confidence is very low for this outlook as is typical of late spring.
“A mixture of sunny/clear spells and showers is likely, especially at first, with areas in the south experiencing the most settled conditions.
“In the north there is an increased chance of more unsettled weather, with stronger winds and longer periods of rain arriving from the Atlantic at times.
“Temperatures will most likely be around average for the time of year.”
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